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tour of a cramped facility of migrant children. that will be happening soon. senator cruz says they invited media on the tour but the white house said no way. we would have a separate group of democrats taking a look at another facility not operating at full capacity. >> john: julie arrington have seen inside the lock ups that the white house is keeping under wraps. plus, arizona sheriff is standing by to talk about how the migrant surge is affecting his order community. >> sandra: but we begin with steve harrigan live ahead of all of this. hello. >> a lot of politicians coming down to the border to try to gauge the conditions. it's interesting, two different groups, one republican, one democrat and they are both going to different facilities. the democrats going to the hhs
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facility, that you said is not overcrowded. it's more like an aspirational facility. there are a lot of classrooms, nurses, new clothing and the republicans are headed to a very different facility, one that has gotten a little bit of notoriety from leaked photographs coming out for its overcrowding. that is a customs and border protection facility. so two different groups, two different facilities. they might get a really different picture of how things are going and senator cruz is leading the 19 senators here. we expect them to get on the boat here. he was out next to the river overnight. he says this is far beyond humanitarian crisis. >> it's and national security crisis and it's time for the biden administration to put an end to it. and stop sanctioning the lawless chaos on our southern border. >> customs and border protection releasing some staggering
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numbers. more than 100,000 encounters along the southwest border in the month of february alone. triple the number of encounters to go. sandra, back to you. >> john: as you talk, we see drone pictures and there are a number of police and gunboats tied up along the dock. what is the mission of those gunboats? >> when you ask the state troopers they will say our mission is to protect the border. they say along with this surgeon migration comes a surge in crime. the main factors are human trafficking and drug trafficking, and unlike other groups, the federal groups, they are open for media coverage and write a spirit both of these visits today, even in the nice facility, there will be no cameras allowed on either one. >> sandra: steve, you give us a reaction right out of the five news conference yesterday, particularly when it came to one of those questions about
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journalists getting access to these facilities and joe biden saying that he would do so but promising no specific date. what has your efforts been like to get access to some of these facilities as a journalist? >> i think there is a stark difference between the texas state police and the federal response, which has been no cameras. the reasoning is because of covid it is simply too dangerous. republican senator saying now we are going to have to act as journalists and tell you what we see. there is something unsettling about releasing pictures from the nice facility and really shutting down. anyone who is worked with the soviet union has been familiar with the facility of bringing all the journalist of the one facility which has been painted and is in great shape and ignoring much of the reality along the border. >> sandra: important stuff. steve harrigan reporting live.
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thank you. >> john: stunning statistic from border patrol saying they came across 10,000 unaccompanied children at the board in the last month alone. the 171% jump in a year and that is only the one the agents actually found. our next guest is the sheriff of arizona, and the chairman of the national sheriffs association. sheriff daniels, i know you have some different issues along your border then we do along the rio grande valley, but if i could get you to speak, what steve harrigan was just talking about there, the pictures of the federal government has allowed us to see these detention facilities, he was suggesting there is a village aspect of all of this, showing a pristine, aspirational facility as opposed to the ones where they are having the real problems.
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>> let me say this, 31 southern border counties are all facing challenges right now and this goes back to the president and his administration to recognize the reality of what's going on on the border. it's an insult to those who wear a badge, state, local and federal, and the communities on the southern border impacted by the so-called plan by this administration. i will give you an example of inhumane, in 2020 we had 120 john and jane does die in my county. 181. the way we are going, that will be triple. we sheriffs along the border process of these deaths. it's inhumane what is going on here. >> john: i take a john and jane does are illegal immigrants who come across the border with absolutely no identifiable verification? >> that is correct. these are the ones being smuggled into our country that
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can't leave, whether it's weather exposure, whatever it may be, that were left behind to die in our mountains, our deserts and our waterways. >> john: what happens to them, sheriff? >> they are processed through the sheriff's offices, we get notified their hikers, people who are hiking and come across the remains. we work with the mexican consulate to identify them but in many cases they are never identified and they go to the cemetery as john and jane doe. it's inhumane. this administration needs to come and see the cemeteries. >> john: i thought my colleague cecelia vega from abc news asked a very well informed question in the press conference yesterday with joe biden. she said she talked to a young man who was nine years old, he walks all the way from honduras to come across the border and the reason why his mother sent him he had another 9-year-old boy on this perilous journey was because they thought based on the rhetoric coming out of
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washington that joe biden would let them in. is that a story that we are seeing repeated in many cases across the border? >> that is exactly correct. if the marketing is the messaging by this president, the most powerful position in the world, he can change it today, he can change it with the stroke of a pen right now if he chooses to. but when when dominic we are in denial, sheriffs, ngos and most recently, the ford up and said this is broke, we need to fix it. >> john: 17 republican senators on the party including ted cruz today having a look at the situation down there. what do you expect to hear from them? >> they're going to be disappointed, no doubt. what they are seeing can only disappoint you. it impacts us every day. secretary mayorkas made a comment yesterday in an
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interview with abc news that they have a plan. we haven't been privileged to that plan, but we are privy to the tragedies we are seeing on the southwest border. they are going to be disappointed what they see in texas all along the southwest border right now and this administration needs to see what these policies are impacting on. >> john: they will be our eyes and ears in the facilities today because it seems as though the biden administration does not want us in them here president biden yesterday saying we will be transparent and give you access after we have the problem taken care of. doesn't sound like we will get to see the problem as it exists. sheriff mark daniels, good to join us. hope you have a good weekend. >> thank you. >> sandra: good stuff, john, and i want to bring our viewers back to the white house briefing room. just a few moments ago, you will remember yesterday in the first solo news conference by the president, our own peter doocy
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was not granted the ability to ask a question of the president. in the green room a few moments ago, he asked jen psaki why that was the case. >> we noted at the end of the campaign and into the transition and here at the white house, anytime the president has an event where he is given a list of reporters to call on. fox's the only member of the five network tv pools that has never been on the list in front of the president, and i'm just curious if that is official administration policy? >> we are here having a conversation, aren't we? don't i take questions from you every time you come to the briefing room? has the president taking questions from you in the briefing room? >> only after i have shouted in the president has been very generous with his time from fox, i'm just curious about this list he has been given.
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only members of the five-member pool dating back to when he resumed in-person events in wilmington during the campaign. >> i would say that i am always happy to have this conversation with you, even about the awesome socks you are having on today, and have a conversation with you even when we disagree. the president has taken your questions and i'm looking forward to doing "fox news sunday" this sunday for the third time in the last few months. i think we've got to move on because we have limited time. >> reporter: thank you. >> sandra: that was the answer jen psaki gave. he spent a lot of time in that room, a lot of time at the white house. we have all seen a lot of these news conferences. what did you think of the answer she gave? >> john: can i offer an opinion here? do i have clearance to do this? >> sandra: go for it. >> john: we are good? okay. one word for what she just said that i can say on tv, hogwash. absolute hogwash! he has never been on the list, he has only gotten questions
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when he has shouted them at the president, the president has said on occasion, you know what, i'd like you, so go ahead, bring it on. he has not been on that list. in the last administration, the president asked cnn and msnbc from every opportunity he had, which could be considered prudent or not. if you are a member of the administration you think it is prudent. as a journalist i didn't think it was prudent. but he called on them more often than not. peter doocy has never been on the list so what she said today was absolute, unadulterated hogwash! >> sandra: that's john roberts. john, we are going to look forward to peter doocy joining us. he will join us on this program coming up and we will talk to him about the answer he was just given. >> john: all right, now, no more fingers. president biden signaling that he will back democrats' moved to alter the filibuster as a battle bruise in the senate.
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democrats denouncing the procedural process as racist as it threatens to derail the voting rights bill, a measure of republicans are calling a power grab. chad pergram lime on capitol hill. no hogwash from chad. good afternoon. >> good afternoon. the left is consumed with eliminating the filibuster, keeping it could hamstring president biden. the voting accessibility and immigration reform are at stake. the filibuster could imperil those bills. >> our occupation with the filibuster is totally legitimate but in the meantime, we have a lot to do when we are talking about what to do about the filibuster. speak of the left is applying pressure on chuck schumer to nix the filibuster. chuck schumer is being coy. >> we need big, bold action and we will figure out the best way to go when everything is on the table. that is all we can say to you. >> some democrats argue the filibuster is rooted in racism. the filibuster blocked three states from joining the union and it delayed civil rights
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legislation. democrats are using that history to make the case to pass their voting access. their audience isn't the g.o.p., it is fellow democrats. >> john: yesterday, the president singled this out and said there was rampant abuse of the filibuster, it was used 328 times. 327 of the 328 times it was used by democrats, but now it's a problem? >> this is something that mitch mcconnell flagged. he said they blocked police reform, they blocked the g.o.p. version of covid relief. that is something the democrats didn't want to advance beer they wanted their own bill or bipartisan bill. those were filibuster is and that is always the case. when you have the majority you hate the filibuster. john? >> john: chat program for us, thanks so much.
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sandra, i guess again, where you stand depends on where you set. >> sandra: i think that's fair, and karl rove, who is joining us coming up come on the flip-flopping from former president obama and from current president biden on that very issue so we look forward to that. meanwhile, fox news alert. the u.s. navy sending a team to help dig out a ship stuck in the suez canal. the ship is currently blocking all traffic. according to reports, each day it is causing $10 billion worth of disruption for the pentagon officials says the egyptians want to do this themselves. the navy experts will be there themselves. jen psaki says the administration is watching the situation closely. john, the images coming from this have been quite amazing. what's going to be done about it is going to be interesting to watch. >> john: that ship is huge. bill hemmer this morning was asking how many containers were on board, how long the ship is.
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that is the world's biggest cargo ship. what do you do when it has run aground in the sand? that is a tough one. >> sandra: causing a lot of activity, yeah. >> john: a question about that. severe storms in the south killing at least six people. watch this. [heavy rain] >> john: communities devastated by the ground. we are on the ground in hard-hit alabama as relief efforts get underway. >> sandra: the impeachment investigation into andrew cuomo is growing by the hour following new reports that he prioritized more than just his family to get the covid tests back in march last year. details on what we are now learning next. >> this is classic andrew cuomo. it begs the question of how many donors have also got to cut the line on testing or how many have cut the line in the vaccine
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and their family received tests in march of 2020, when tests were nearly impossible to come by when one of their family members became infected. cuomo also reportedly arranged special access for his own family including his mother, matilda, and brother, cnn anchor chris cuomo. these tests were conducted at home, rushed to the state laboratory where they were reportedly prioritized. fox news can confirm that this preferential access is now part of the investigation into cuomo. separately, though, new york's attorney general's office released this statement. "the recent reports alleging there was preferential treatment given for covid-19 testing are troubling. while we do not have jurisdiction to investigate this matter, it is imperative that they look into it immediately. jay kopp is the state's ethics commission and now there are a
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lot of people who say that the governor may have violated the ethics law which says the government officials cannot have unwarranted privileges or extend of those privileges to others. john? >> john: another great report for us today, thank you so much. you know, sandra, i guess his brother's employer today was giving reasons why his brother was seeking covid testing and tried to get ahead of other people in the line there. take it for what it said. >> sandra: living and working in new york you see what has happened in this city. the state needs a new leadership, it needs a governor that is capable of leading and you wonder if this continues to drag out and how much longer he can possibly last. we will have more on that coming up at first democrats pushing america towards the left even more. in silencing conservative principles as they work to eliminate the senate filibuster.
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lawmakers passed legislation to tighten voting restrictions, which the governor has now signed into law. president biden slamming the move yesterday, calling the law worse than those of the jim crow era. listen. >> what i'm worried about is how un-american this whole initiative is. it's sick. i'm convinced we will be able to stop this because it is the most pernicious thing. this makes jim crow look like jim eagle. >> sandra: that happened yesterday. karl rove is here to react. he is a white has deputy chief of staff. are your thoughts from what you heard from biden in that room yesterday? >> malarkey, t is one of his favorite phrases. come on, man. let's look at what the georgia law did. it added for two days to the early voting period in george appeared talk about voter suppression, give them four more
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days to vote. all you've got to do is write down your driver's license number or if you don't have a driver's license, the state will give you a free i.d. instead of a signature. this means it is easier to process mail-in ballots. at set standards for drop boxes for mailing. 159 boxes, one per county, plus a box for every 100,000 people in the state would be an additional 100 boxes in the state and it would require them to keep counting the ballots until they finish rather than walking out in the middle of nowhere. why am i worked up about this? let's just pick a state out of the air, let's pick the state of delaware, home state of the president. they asked the social security number for a mail-in ballot. they forbid no excuse voting. georgia has no excuse mail-in voting. you have any reason in the world that you have, you get to vote. in the state of delaware, you
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student, and texas you can get a no excuse ballot for your 65 plus. but in georgia, they forbid it. and it limits early voting. the only people who can early vote in the state of delaware are the people who are eligible to send in a mail-in ballot and anyone can vote. in fact, georgia has a longer period of time to vote in the district of columbia, maryland, wisconsin, new york and 15 other states. you will notice the verse states i mentioned are deeply blue states. it has four drop boxes for you to drop in your mail-in ballot in the entire state. they would have to have at least 13 boxes to match the requirement we have in georgia.
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so if what georgia is doing jim crow, why is the president of the united states not excoriating his home stay at home state legislature for decades for having a far more restrictive ability to vote. this is just malarkey. not worthy of the office of the president for him to charge racism with his own state, far more pernicious and far more limited opportunities to vote. >> sandra: your point is well taken and you cut down with my work on the whiteboard, we had a full screen, i was going to go through but you did it for us, thank you. all he said is not stopping the democratic senator from georgia, senator warnock, from reacting like this. listen. >> what the state legislature did yesterday is to try to arrest the voices and the votes of the people. it will not stand. the people of georgia have been voting like this for years, and
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all of a sudden it is a problem? i think they don't like the outcome and so rather than change the message, they are trying to change the rules. >> did you hear him say a specific thing he objected to? no. you know, you want to be able to arbitrarily stop counting? you want to have fewer days to vote early. you want to have the signature verification which is cumbersome and difficult to apply? you want people to write down their driver's license number on their mail-in ballot? you want to have a standard, a state wide, consistent standard of how many drop boxes rather than no standard at all? this is malarkey, to use the president's favorite phrase where they are weaponizing charges of racism for what a productive and sensible changes in how people vote. they have for example, they forbid organizations from mailing duplicate applications
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to vote by mail to people who have already requested a ballot by mail. a sensible regulation. why confuse everybody and gum the system up with multiple applications question like this is malarkey. >> sandra: you say malarkey, jones is hogwash. thank you, hope to have you back soon. >> you best, thank you. >> john: i tell you, one thing you can always count on with karl rove is for him to use those whiteboards in the way that the actual facts and not spin are easy for people to understand. >> sandra: he did it. all right, and by the way, coming up, georgia state senator, and it's going to be hard to beat karl rove's response but it will be coming up. >> john: karl rove has got the facts on his side, no question about that. lawmakers pressing big tech ceos on the effect the platforms are having on
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children. congresswoman of washington state will join us next, what she says tech is her biggest fear as a parent. >> sandra: plus deadly tornadoes in the deep south, charles watson is down there observing the damage. what a horrific scene. >> down power lines, homes knocked off of their foundation as far as the eye can see. we will take a look at where the hardest hit communities following yesterday's tornado outbreak across the south. coming up. mm. [ clicks tongue ] i don't know. i think they look good, man. mm, smooth. uh, they are a little tight. like, too tight? might just need to break 'em in a little bit. you don't want 'em too loose. for those who were born to ride there's progressive. with 24/7 roadside assistance. -okay. think i'm gonna wear these home. -excellent choice.
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>> sandra: deadly tornadoes in the south killing five people in alabama and one in georgia. folks say it looks like a war zone. 50 miles each of birmingham press. hey, charles.
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>> absolutely gut-wrenching scene, the damage left behind from the tornado that hit here in alabama. i want you guys to take a look at this communities so you can see just how powerful the tornado was. 24 hours ago there were more than a dozen homes where standing out today, and now they are all gone. twisted metal, cars and sheds thrown all over the place, more than the loss of family members who were killed yesterday. >> my brother was in the storm, and the hospital. my sister and her husband, one of her daughters passed back there. one of my nieces, she is in the hospital and my other two sisters lost their whole homes. so everybody. we are displaced, for real.
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>> sandra, if there is a bright spot to all of this it is community. the community efforts we have seen throughout the day. folks dropping off water, food, just trying to lend a helping hand to the neighbors. some who have lost property and some who have lost family. >> sandra: thank you for your reporting on the ground there in alabama. tough scene but the bright spot always is how those communities come together, they help each other get through this it is going to take some time. >> john: people helping people. such a shame they are going to have to come together as a community for such an event but coming together as a big part of recovery, and a about that. lawmakers questioning big tech ceos out of those platforms, how they affect children. listen here. >> by allowing big tech to operate under sanction 230, we will be allowing these children to get hooked on their destructive products.
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it is essentially handing our children a lit cigarette and hoping they stay addicted for life. >> john: kathy mcmorris rodgers of washington state, she participated in the hearing yesterday. congresswoman, it is great to see you. you said in your opening statement that you thought initially big tech was going to be a great thing for the world. for young people in particular and i you have a very different viewpoint, why? speak of the numbers are pretty shocking and yesterday was a pretty big rebuke of big tech. as a mom i felt compelled to speak on behalf of millions of moms to raise awareness and call for meaningful change that we need to have more transparency, we need to make sure that our kids have a brighter future. when you look back to 2011 when social media really started launching and you look between 2011 and where we are today, you
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are seeing the rates of depression, the harm, suicide explode among american teens. you see it especially among young girls between the ages of 10 to 14 where they are in the emergency room with self harm. the rates of depression have increased to 60%. that has only been magnified by covid and the lockdown. one study shows a 15 spends more than five hours a day on their device, ask percent more likely to have a suicide related outcome as compared to those that spend one hour or less. >> john: congresswoman, what is driving that? speak a part of what is driving it is the platforms are made to promote addiction. the algorithms are such, i have seen it with my own kids. i have great school aged kids and it's a battle our own home, but i see where the algorithms
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are about getting more eyeballs, getting the chance to spend more time on social media and what we are seeing now and what we are seeing is moms in my own circle whether kids are in crisis and its really heartbreaking. we need to take action and we need to hold big tech accountable. yesterday i did not feel like they were willing to answer the questions. mark zuckerberg didn't want to answer the questions about being transparent around how his own kids use these devices are whether or not they really look at the mental harm for young people and our young people in america. increased use of social media. >> john: anybody who goes on social media and sees the divisions that are rife within the discussions that have been going on there might be concerned but jeff zuckerberg said yesterday, don't blame us, it's the media to blame. listen here.
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speak i believe the division we see here today is primarily the result of a political and media result that drives americans apart. >> john: what do you think of that? is it the media's fault or social media's fault? >> i know in spokane where we have seen suicides among teens double in recent years, we have seen many suicides and our high school. when i go to these high schools and visit with principles and with parents and with the teens themselves, they are pointing to social media they're pointing to the impact of social media. social media from the discourse, not only getting more people addicted to but also the discourse that is causing more division. so i thought yesterday's hearing was a star but we have more work to do to hold these platforms accountable. it's a priority for me and also as a conservative we also need to hold them accountable for
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making sure that there is free speech and a battle of ideas on these platforms. >> john: certainly the use of social media is a concern among the kids in our house as well. great to see you again, wish you the best. >> thank you, good to be with you. >> john: coming up in the next hour martha maccallum is going to be joining us. a half-hour on the program this afternoon where she is talking to the parents of teens who died by suicide. a number of reasons for it, talked about depression, social media, also the lockdowns, the pandemic. it goes on and on and on, the effect it is having on young people. >> sandra: so glad they are putting focus on edge. meanwhile we will be watching. democrats pushing to overturn the will of the people in the post-congressional race. unseat the republican there? fox news sunday anchor
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yesterday. he came out trying to sort of set the stage and help explain how he is approaching the job as we start to move towards the 100 day mark. i think the criticism is frankly silly. the people doing the criticism were strangely silent when donald trump came out with notes to some of his -- >> sandra: but the criticism of the notes outside for just a second and take on the fact that this is not something we typically see presidents do when they step up to deliver a news conference. why did he need a bullet point that said china spends three times more on infrastructure then the united states? >> it is frankly not something i care about. the fact that the president came out showing to a press conference prepared with notes?
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that's fine. i don't care. what i care about is him articulating a clear message and is he articulating a clear vision and policies. >> sandra: did he? >> if you want to have a debate back then have it. i don't think he broke major news. i think he made some news. i think the fact that he talked about doubling the number of vaccinations, his goal for the number of vaccinations, that was newsworthy. the biggest foreign policy threat in the wake of the nuclear lunch -- >> sandra: he read that verbatim off of a piece of paper. he read that off a piece of paper. that didn't stand out to you? >> no, no, it doesn't. >> sandra: i just want to bring michael goodwin into the picture because he is the one who wrote about best in "the new york post" this morning. three things that stood out in the biden's first press conference, he writes, the media
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doesn't cover it, so here it is. the leader of the free world is often lost at sea and as many things that are blatantly false. the media cannot be trusted to hold him accountable and because of one and two america is headed for a serious trouble. do you think the media accurately cover this press conference, the same one we all saw together? >> i saw a number of fact checks that called him out on a couple of things. i think they were pretty aggressive in going after the press conference. i think he is facing the same scrutiny most presidents face going into the thing and i think they're going to continue to hold him accountable for it. but what i liked about it was he came in, he laid out a couple of key points on where he wants to take the country vis-a-vis foreign policy, vis-a-vis the covid response. he took some tough questions and that was it.
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the fact that they focused on notes is very silly. >> sandra: he also did not call on fox news peter doocy for a question. that concern you? >> he also did not call on "the new york times" for a question, even though they were in the room and were trying to get one. to be too good to have you with us. we will get guy back another day. >> thanks. >> sandra: jen psaki to questions on that just a short time ago. that stands out, when you've got some any questions, people who were called on, journalists in the room but not peter doocy. jen psaki took that question a short time ago and we will have the next hour. >> john: stands out almost as much as guy benson not making his appearance. the speed to come on! [laughter] >> john: like they say, has guy failed to do, they say the show must go on unless of course, the cast is too white?
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>> sandra: there is a new way
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to indulge your obsession with peeps, by popping open a can of pepsi. the maker of the soda and marshmallow trees coming together to make this sweet beverage prepackaged like that, but you won't find it in stores. to get your hands on it you have to enter an online contest. pepsi plans to give away just a few thousand. i can tell you what it tastes like, sugar. >> john: it tastes like sugar regardless of what flavor. it's an interesting novelty, but you could ask the question, why not eat a peep? >> sandra: are you part of this obsession with peeps? i don't get it. >> john: i appreciate the novelty of it. have i ever eaten a peep? no. >> sandra: excellent. >> john: a minneapolis theater company has canceled its own production of "cinderella" because the cast was "too
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white." mike following this in chicago, what's it all about? >> we are talking about shan has to minnesota the same town where rents lived but he summed it up, they are canceling the production of cinderella because the cast is too wide. the director looked at the cast, said it was 98% white and said that did not work with what they have said they were going to do in terms of diversity, equity and inclusion. instead of recasting come of the decision was made to scrap the whole production and start over. a statement from the dinner theater says "we believe this new process will tell the story in a rich way and live out our commitment to identity conscious casting and become an intentionally antiracist theater. however, it's not going to be that diverse. census data shows that 89% of the chanhassen residents are white, 1.6% are black, 3.1% are latinx. "cinderella" is going to be
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that prevagen seems to help me recall things and also think more clearly. and i enthusiastically recommend prevagen. it has helped me an awful lot. prevagen. healthier brain. better life. >> sandra: here we go, brand-new our peer fox news alert, president biden laying the groundwork for the massive spending bill. this one, $3 trillion. good afternoon, everyone. i'm sandra smith. hi, john. >> john: hello again, i'm john roberts. it's friday and the big city. the president said to roll this out in the rust belt, pittsburgh, pennsylvania. he is calling it an infrastructure plan but republicans say it is a pretty generous definition of infrastructure. >> sandra: including in that bill, free community college from universal preschool, child care and paid leave. >> john: lindsey graham says he is willing to spend money on
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infrastructure but that this is about a socialist agenda. correspondent jacqui heinrich live from capitol hill with all the latest on this. >> imac johnny and xander. pete buttigieg didn't give away any clues in a committee meeting here. president biden is expected to unveil that plan next week and nancy pelosi would not confirm the discussions about splitting it into two pieces. one addressing roads and bridges, which could get bipartisan support and a second with more progressive wish list items like free community college and paid family leave. >> we have a lot of territory where we can find common bipartisan ground. but we cannot abandon our responsibility to making this a bill for the future. it saves the planet. >> lawmakers and interest groups are voicing what they want to
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see. senator chris coons and murphy proposed $65 billion for railways and the sunrise movement, progressive youth climate group spoke to house progressives this week towards pushing that to $10 trillion to meet climate goals. whatever the final amount is there is a battle ahead on how to implement it. the bite administration wants to increase taxes on corporations but republicans worry that could sink the economy. they were the bill will masquerade as infrastructure but really be that green new deal. something republican senator lindsey graham said, it might perk up some democrat years, 112 to trillion dollar infrastructure packages very badly needed. he said modernizing the highways, roads will pay for itself over time but he also warns he would not sign on to "socialist items" like free college. >> john: pete buttigieg said one way to pay for it might be by implementing a mileage or
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vehicle usage tax, which definitely would hit the middle class. jacqui heinrich for us on capitol hill. thanks so much. sandra? >> sandra: thanks to jackie to get that past, democrats might have to be open on some big issues such as election reform for "the wall street journal" headlines, biden lifts the curtain and tease up and end to the filibuster. he supported for 50 years. the editorial writing democrats looking to leave the filibuster groundwork politically. mr. biden played his part by denouncing modest g.o.p. state election reforms as sick. here's part of that sound. >> what i'm worried about is how un-american this whole initiative is. it's sick, it's sick. deciding in some states that you cannot bring water standing in line to vote.
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deciding that you were going to end voting at 5:00 when working people are just getting off work? this makes jim crow look like jimmy eagle. >> sandra: we are now seeing how far-reaching the type of accusation is pure georgia state senator supported a bill aimed at making absentee ballots more secure, which got him labeled as a racist online and now he is out of a day job. let's bring in that georgia law maker. thank you for being here. the lincoln project is unapologetic after you have not lost your job, your day job as a lawyer after spreading misinformation. what exactly happened here, sir? >> i'm actually a businessman but i have been a work at a law firm but the very discredited lincoln project group, which has been well-publicized with major, major problems tweeted something out on the thursday night that was untrue, said that i was
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against voters, voter suppression, even though i cosponsored a bill to put a watermark on a ballot and a seal to make sure they were secure. they then copied that firm's client and threatens them and ultimately, within 24 hours, i was the victim of economic terrorism and lost my job. >> sandra: they turned that back on you, sir. you just heard from president biden in his first news conference yesterday, his reference to the jim crow era with the changes to these rules, so what was your reaction to that? >> what's un-american is somebody who hasn't read the bill, who makes outlandish comments that are simply not true. water stations are going to be set up at every polling station but like has been offered for a long time, you can't influence voters while you are waiting in line. you can't stay 150 feet away to do anything. you can't have folks with
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campaign materials handing things out. it is to preserve the election process. for folks to say it is anything but security, accountability and transparency is simply not true. >> sandra: senator warnock is slamming the bill. i want to get your reaction, listen. >> we counted the votes not once, not twice, but three times. what is the purpose of all of this? they don't like the outcomes of this is democracy and reverse where politicians have decided that instead of voters picking their representatives, the representatives have a right to cherry pick the voters. it is un-american and antidemocratic. >> sandra: to that you would say what? >> statements, again, i just blatantly false. the state of florida, they have
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two-time zones, they are much larger than georgia yet they are able to wrap up on election night to the entire voting process. giving georgia and fulton county, the largest county, five days later they are still finding votes and counting ballots. we had several other counties that found missing memory cards and voters later. thousands and thousands of voters requested ballots that did not arrive. i found it quite ironic that in 2018 when the other side didn't win they made the exact same claims. >> sandra: i want to flash back to joe biden defending the filibuster as we move on there. listen to what he had to say on it there. >> it breaks the rule to change the rule. >> we go down this path as nuclear option. we left with a much different system from what our founders
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intended and for how the senate has functioned throughout its history. the senate has always been a place where the structure and rules permit fast-moving, partisan agendas to be slowed down. >> sandra: we saw clear flip-flopping on that issue yesterday when he spoke. then president obama, what he had to say then and now on the filibuster. listen. >> if the majority chooses to end the filibuster, if they choose to change the rules and put an end to democratic debate, then the fighting and the bitterness and the gridlock will only get worse. >> it only takes eliminating the filibuster, another jim crow relic, in order to secure the god-given rights of every american, then that's what we should do. >> sandra: what does that tell you about where biden stands on this issue now and what may happen? >> the radical agenda is wrong,
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and lo, the radical on both sides are always wrong. it's time for people to use common sense and quick making false labels telling stories. that is the un-american part. i say enough is enough. it's time for us to stop all this foolishness, combat, act like adults and work for people's best interest in what's happening right now, the federal government is clearly not. >> sandra: are you getting any further response from the lincoln project on you losing your job? what is the communication level on that point? >> their despicable actions and rancor has not changed however we are taking action against them and i look forward to updating you in the future on that progress. >> sandra: keep us posted. appreciate your time, thank you. >> thank you, have a great day. >> john: thanks. our white house correspondent peter doocy back in the briefing room today after president biden
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snapped him yesterday after his hour-long conference. peter doocy asked press secretary jen psaki about that today. >> fox is the only member of the five network tv pool that has never been on the list in front of the president, and i am just curious if that is official administration policy. >> we are here having a conversation, aren't we? do i take questions from you every time you come to the briefing room? has the president taking questions from you since you came into office? yes or no? >> unfortunately, only when i have shouted after he has gone through the whole list. >> john: peter doocy's live from the white house. you get to talk to the press secretary, why would you ever need to talk to the president? >> and the president has been very generous with his time dating back almost two full years that i have been covering him, the president is also very
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generous, but at the end of last summer, after a long locked down after concerns, this list started getting used where the president when they would host an event usually in wilmington, delaware, would go through either a staffer off to the side or the president would have a list, usually of about five people and those of the ones that he would call on. fox wound up getting a lot of sound bites from the president because when he was done with that list, he would linger around and see what i was going to shout about. that's great, but yesterday was a situation where somebody on the staff were a lot of people on the staff come up with a list, they give it to him and if he just decides to stick to the list, then we are left out. and that is what happened yesterday.
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that is not a complaint but it is noticeable now there is a pattern going back to the campaign come through the transition and now at the white house that at the official event where there is a hard copy in black-and-white list of reporters that are going to get called on, fox, which is part of a five network tv pool with abc, cbs, cnn and nbc, has never been on the list and we are the only ones that are part of that five network pool that have not ever been on the list. john? >> john: may be you just sort of faded into the background now. you're not a very tall, maybe he didn't see you. [laughter] >> sandra: good stuff. obviously, it was great you were able to ask jen psaki in the briefing room about that but that his answers suffice? we don't know when the next news conferences, it took for two days to get this one. but what did you make of her answer to you? >> we are not asking for
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anything special. we also don't want to be singled out and if that is the case, then it would be nice if they could tell us on camera, all the record what we were getting at. i asked if it was an administration policy. jen psaki did not say that and again, she does take all my questions and the president, if he sticks around long enough, it is great and it has been great. there are many clips on youtube of me shouting questions and him giving an answer. but as long as they move towards an official list, it is notable that we are not on it -- >> john: he took questions from ten people yesterday and multiple follow-ups, some of which were on unrelated topics. well, maybe in another 64 days. we will start counting today. >> sandra: i think back to the campaign, i think back to the bike rides, the questions
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shouted to your point. you've been able to get the questions in there but in a formal setting, it's different. >> john: here we thought that peter was going to be the press secretary as well based on what joe biden said. great to see you, thanks so much. we are waiting to hear from republican senators visiting the border but before that we are going to speak with the democratic congressman who took these heartbreaking pictures inside a migrant shelter. plus -- >> sandra: a year into the pandemic and we know it has been brutal on our nation's kids' mental health. martha maccallum has some exclusive reporting on this. the link between the two and the tragic consequences for families. she will be joining us live with more on that, next. to libertymm to customizes your car insurance so you only pay for what you need? really? i didn't-- aah! ok. i'm on vibrate. aaah! only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ ♪♪
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>> john: the people most at risk of dying from coronavirus are apparently the least likely to be worried about it. experts telling the aarp "age can offer perspective, wisdom and resilience during difficult times." a new study revealing older adults have had better mental health than younger adults appear the hardest hit group seems to be america's kids, most of whom spent the better part of the year out of school. martha maccallum is the anchor of "the story." in the second half of your program this afternoon you are going to be speaking with parents who lost children to suicide. tell us more about that. >> martha: it's obviously a very tough conversation but i think the thing that people need to keep in mind is that the reason that these parents are brave enough to share the story about the loss of their own families is that they want other families out there to know the signs, to know what to look for, because it has been such an
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unprecedented year i think for all in territory that we are not that familiar with. but the impact of children not being in the school environment and not being able to see their friends. i often compared to an orphan infant who needs to be held, needs to have touch and human contact to thrive and grow. i think it's the same for 16, 17-year-old who often try to hide their feelings. so these parents are incredibly courageous. i spoke with three different sets of parents who lost a child to suicide during the course of the pandemic. i mean, obviously very difficult to talk about beer but as i said, they are open because they want to make a difference in the lives of other children and give all parent something they can look for and some avenues to hang onto. this is chris buckner, who lost his son, dylan, who was a quarterback, a senior in high school. by all accounts such an outstanding kid they say in
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their house, it was a silent killer, suicide. he talks about blame and covid. because some of the negative comments i get are people saying you were blaming someone or you are blaming something. i'm not blaming anyone, i'm just talking openly about my family's experienced in my son's experience in my belief, my opinion the opening schools, getting kids back into schools with proper medications and appropriate spacing like masks can really save lives. there is the occasional child of course that might be really thriving in a zoom environment or there might be children that truly are at risk from covid or have extended family members that are truly at risk of covid. >> sandra: john, one of the things that stands out is how differently a lot of kids are impacted and we have seen anxiety, depression, all of those visits to doctors increased dramatically over the
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course of the last year. people are seeking help but they also need a lot of help. >> john: we saw that better help study about the increasing anxiety and depression. the american psychological association put up that part of teens' state of mind is how they see their future. 50% of teens aged 13 to 17 say the pandemic has severely disrupted plans for the future. 51% to say the pandemic makes planning for the future feel impossible. 81% say they were negatively impacted by school closures. did you get a sense from the parents you talked to of any warning signs that they might pass on to other parents, whose teens might be having some trouble? >> martha: i think there are some typical things, changes in behavior, sleep patterns, changes and friends. all of those are things that stand out but one of the scariest things here is that in some cases, they did not have the kinds of triggers and attention that you might expect.
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>> sandra: as america reports on the crisis of the border, right now more than 16,000 migrant children are in custody. the white houses is doubling down on biden's claim that this is just a routine, seasonal surge. the facts just don't support that. border patrol reporting 171% increase in unaccompanied children from the same time last year, john. >> john: wow. meanwhile, new heartbreaking images from a small town in texas now known as a smuggler's paradise. they show migrant kids making the trip on both and they will move on to facilities like this one in texas. we only have images like these
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because of congressman henry cuellar who sent them out because he wanted the world to know what was going on. it republican congressman joins us now to talk about what they have seen at the border. congressman, good of you to be with us. we appreciate it. the president made an announcement earlier this week he is dispatching vice president kamala harris to the northern triangle in mexico to try to work out the problem with cross-border migration across central american. it seems like it's a long-term project. are you seeing anything in the immediate term to stem the flow of the border? >> we've also got to play defense of the 20-yard line, going to mexico and central america to address those issues and we've got to look at this in a more comprehensive approach. what do you do with the factors focusing on but what do you do on the full factors.
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if we don't address both the factors this is going to be very hot summer. >> sandra: but still congressman arrington, the problem is at the border today. you see the surge happening, you have the biden administration blaming this on a seasonal surge but the numbers don't back that up. >> we have seen double the number of illegal crossings and apprehensions triple with children. the first place to start in solving a problem is to first admit you have one. what i respect about my colleague from texas henry cuellar is he is calling attention to it and he is recognizing it for the problem it is. you are right, there is the long-term issues but there is the immediate stopping of the bleeding and the flood of folks coming here, not just causing safety and security risk but a potential next wave in the pandemic. so there is a public health risk as well and i know congressman
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cuellar and i are both on the same page with respect to keeping title 42 measures in place as public health restrictions, immediate deportation so we don't create another pandemic flareup. >> john: congressman cuellar, you provided the world with a unique view of that facility in donna texas when you sent out those photographs that were taken during a visit there. you probably heard the president joe biden say yesterday that he will allow the media in to see more facilities in korea so springs when he gets his program up and running. "the washington post" says cutting off media access to the border isn't management, it is more like censorship. would you encourage the president to open up those facilities to the press now, not after he gets this program up and running? >> certainly come in that it's part of the motive why i released the photographs like i
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did in 2014 because i think it's important to see what conditions this young kid or for the young kids. and just like i said in 2014 when i released the photos, i think the media should be allowed. >> sandra: congressman cuellar, something that stuck out to me, when you said you are getting more information on what is happening in these facilities, your picture provided from mexico about what's happening at our southern border than you are from the white house? is that still the case? >> that is still the case. and remember, i'm a democrat, the administration is democrat, and basically, that is the truth. i got contacts in mexico and central america. i know what messages are being heard over there and the
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messages over there being heard, so yes, it's the messaging and getting information from my friends in mexico. >> sandra: that is a big statement, congressman arrington. >> where are the honest brokers in congress like henry cuellar? god bless him, he's calling balls and strikes. he said as a problem, there is no transparency, getting more information from mexico and kamala harris in 2018 was saying, applauding basically the free and independent press to quote her and it's really hard to put the public pressure on this administration when they have only allowed one camera in one facility. no transparency is going to make it very difficult to rally the country to the cause and effect of the biden policies and the unmitigated crisis we are experiencing at the border. >> john: and it was really
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almost like a village exercise, congressman cuellar. they showed us an aspirational facility that was kind of a model for how things should be done, not what's actually going on. >> you know, again, i want to be helpful to the biden administration. i'm not critical, i just want to be helpful. but what they showed you was the health and human services, which is a different type of fixture. the pictures i laid out with the pictures from a border patrol station where we are seeing, we see that they are over capacity and if he just a few miles down you have a bridge, and listen to this, where they have laid out about 2,000 people on the honor system because border patrol just doesn't have the capacity. they let them out without notice to appear. they are not even in the immigration system. they did the biometrics and pretty much let them go. not adults, not kids, but the family unit. so i will offer my help to the
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biden administration. i want to be helpful and as we stated, this is not our first rodeo. >> sandra: congressman arrington, final thoughts. do you have any confidence that kamala harris can get a hold of the situation? >> they haven't acknowledged it as a crisis. i have heard blaming the trump administration. that is a bad start. i am encouraged that we have democrats like henry cuellar sounding the alarm, but you can say all you want, don't come now, but if your actions wave notices to appear and implement catch and release, you are only encouraging more and more people to cross illegally. and if you think that is humane, then you haven't seen the drug cartels and the way they treat these people and abuse them and assault them because that is exactly what's happening. that is as much a reason as any why we have to stop this. >> john: we have definitely heard those stories. congressman arrington, congressman cuellar, thank you
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so much for the personal perspective on all of this. >> sandra: thank you. >> thank you. >> john: nancy pelosi on defense as some democrats are under fire for trying to overturn election results in a house race. >> sandra: so what happened to all of that talk about unity, john? chris wallace has the big picture when he joined us next. . an air force veteran made of doing what's right, not what's easy. so when a hailstorm hit, usaa reached out before he could even inspect the damage. that's how you do it right. usaa insurance is made just the way martin's family needs it with hassle-free claims, he got paid before his neighbor even got started. because doing right by our members, that's what's right. usaa. what you're made of, we're made for. ♪ usaa ♪
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let's take a look at what the governor of iowa said about this yesterday. >> it really is as crazy as it sounds. i am appalled and i believe that iowans are just as appalled. we take pride in our elections. we take pride in our laws and we don't believe anyone but iowans should be choosing who represents us. >> john: we have nancy pelosi, who is standing up for certified elections not too long ago now considering overturning one of those. >> your exactly right. she was the republican congresswoman from iowa. she won by six votes. unbelievably close race. it was certified by a bipartisan, both parties, election board in iowa and certified by the state of iowa. she was the duly elected congresswoman from that district and as nancy pelosi said, taking some credit for it, i swore her
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in, and now the democrats are saying, there was always an issue about some votes that were not allowed because of irregularities, other things. the democrat is now saying, well, you count those 20 votes and that overcomes the six votes and i should be the representative, the congresswoman from that district. directly to congress for the house administration committee and as you rightly point out, these are the same democrats who back in january were saying, when they certified the winner of an election, that shouldn't be challenged by people in washington but that is exactly what is being considered right now. >> john: these are also the same democrats, at least on the senate side, who protested long and loud about not getting rid of the filibuster who are now saying we should get rid of the filibuster and here's what the president said about this. >> between 1970 and 1971 the
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filibuster existed. a total of 58 motions to break a filibuster. that whole time. last year alone, there were five times that many. so it's being abused in a gigantic way. >> john: the democrats announcing the filibuster is being abused. last year there were 328 times when the filibuster was used, not pointing out that 327 of those times it was democrats who used it. >> that's right. that's an inconvenient fact. the fact is both parties are complete hypocrites when one party, either party is in the minority, they embrace the filibuster, minority rights, the cooling saucer of democracy, let's have a debate on these subjects, bipartisan cooperation, 60 votes to pass legislation when they are in a
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majority they say this is outrageous, this is minority rules and its obstruction. the question is, are they actually going to change the filibuster? they have done it for appointments. the democrats started that by saying that lower court judges and cabinet nominees back when barack obama was the president that they could get through on a simple majority vote, 51 votes. of course, the republicans came in and they said let's do it for supreme court justices as well. even if they say we will do a certain thing, let's say for voting rights, which is one of the suggestions, once one party opens the door the other one kicks it down. >> john: chris, we've got to go but promo of your show, we will put it up on screen, jen psaki the press secretary actually announced that today and -- >> we've got lindsey graham. we will get both sides. a lot of the issues. >> john: you hardly ever see him on tv so we are looking for
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>> sandra: fox news is celebrating women's history all month long. today we are taking an in-depth look at the first female army ranger. shannon bream has more. >> shannon: on her uniform, she shows quiet pride in the little cloth patch that shows up so much. earning the patch in 2015, they became the first women to graduate from the army's elite but hyper vigorous ranger school ending six decades as an all-male institution. >> i'm proving to myself that i do have a higher capacity than i ever thought i did. >> the rangers were tested on their physical and mental toughness, during weeks of a rugged environment. wood, mountains and swamps. the army insists it held the women to the same standard as the men. >> i got to watch myself succeed in some ways and myself grow mentally and physically.
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>> shannon: the training goal, to simulate real-life combat as closely as possible. chasing your mental and physical limits. equal standards, equal challenges watching leaders emerge regardless of gender, which she noted after ranger graduation. >> pretty cool that they accepted us. we came to the school with the guards up, just in case, the haters and the naysayers. >> shannon: the army school opened to women in 2018 on a trial basis. many convinced they would not have the strength or guts to succeed. she says that women and men who succeeded did so because of the teamwork and support of each other. then second lieutenant michael janowski recalled struggling under the weight of the equipment in control. she alone volunteered to help. >> literally saved me.
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i probably wouldn't be sitting here now if it wasn't for shay, so from that point, no more skepticism. >> shannon: since her groundbreaking accomplishment, 52 women have earned it. today she is a company commander. the so-called old guard conducting ceremonial and memorial affairs. the captain led the military honor guard for the lay just as ruth bader ginsburg. >> up! >> shannon: as her casket was carried into the capital last fall. haver says the lessons learned in challenging the status quo starts with challenging yourself. >> i can still show up every day trying to be the best me that i can be and not let the pressure from others' expectations burn you in that way. >> shannon: and the firsts continue. captain emily lily became the first national guards women and the oldest female to get that ranger. she said she wanted to prove to her kids that she could do it. >> sandra: she is amazing. these women are amazing. i know you're going have a big
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special coming up this weekend but what really stands out to me talk about this is how she thought it was going to be all about herself, prepping herself to be her best and she went through this process and realized that it's about team and relying on others and building relationships. >> shannon: absolutely and i love to hear the other people who were in there with her say i wouldn't have made it without her. it really is about supporting each other. for a special on sunday night, it's all about the new book "women of the bible speak" and there are some pretty courageous women in there as well. we see people face all kind of difficult circumstances but you will hear from a lot of folks. sara evans and a lot will be on that special on sunday night. >> sandra: i'm going to be watching every minute of it. great stuff, shane appeared to be when i went to a ranger school graduation once. i was exhausted just watching
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>> ♪ ♪ >> ♪ ♪ >> ♪ ♪ >> john: it's the issue that has congressional republicans matt gates and jim jordan calling for a hearing on britney spears. they want an overhaul of the rules that restrict what she can and can't do. britney spears is fighting to remove her father as conservator. >> like there is nothing else going on in washington. britney spears wanted to remove her father for sometime. now she is making it official. earlier britney spears filed
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court documents requesting to replace her father with a state appointed conserve attor who has been acting in that world. she had been under state conservatorship after a mental health break down. there was a # free britney movement. in a documentary jamie spears lawyer said he would love to see his daughter abandon the need for a conservator and could file a petition to do that. the lawyer told cnn jamie is not suggesting he is the perfect dad, but he believes every
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decision he made is in her best interest. he said has improved his daughter's financial estate. net worth around $60-million and there is no word whether she looking to remove her dad from managing her money. the next court hearing is april 27th. >> john: the whole thing is sad. anita, thank you very much. >> sandra: smells like miller time. the brewer offering to bring pre-pandemic life into your living room. they announced this line of pub scented candles featuring game day bar, and beer garden varieties. proceeds from the $20 candles will help workers in the service industry. bars have a distinct smell but i don't know if they want them in
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my house. >> john: the subtle differences? >> sandra: i don't know they want to know or experience that. john, i have to show this in new york, it's 81 degrees in new york city. have a great weekend. >> john: i will. i am john roberts. the "story" starts right now. >> martha: thank you. good afternoon. i am martha maccallum. we have a unique show for you on this friday, a special event on the devastating impact covid-19 has had on america's teenagers who were robbed of their school experience. i sat down with parents from across the country who suffered the loss of a child by suicide. they are speaking out because they want you to understand what can happen and how to look for the potential signs. they want to make a difference for other families. that's why we are having this conversation. that's just ahead here.
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